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Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Although it includes Channel Tunnel in it's name, we used this hotel en route to the ferry at Dover. Folkestone offers a much better choice of pet-friendly accommodation. So glad that we chose this one. Parking was easy. Our room was clean and spacious. Beds were a good size and comfortable. Buffet breakfast was more than adequate. A good experience and excellent value.

This is a budget hotel that is aiming high on service and value. It was cheaper than other competing hotel chains, very clean and bright and the staff were very helpful and welcoming and it is located 400 metres from the eurotunnel entrance road with petrol stations conveniently nearby. The hotel has a good enclosed car park, there is a bar and TV lounge which is open till midnight and the rooms a well kept with good facilities including tea and coffee. Breakfast was excellent, with cooked and continental choice and was very enjoyable. If I was using the Channel tunnel again, I would look no further than this hotel.

Easily reached just off the motorway and within 5 minutes of the Channel Tunnel the Holiday Inn is ideal for travellers to France. We easily booked on line and all was waiting for us when we arrived. There is an adequate car park and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We did not dine but had breakfast (included in the price) which was buffet style with plenty of choice cooked and cold. The rooms are clean and quiet but the settee in our room was somewhat "tired" and not very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and well equipped and if you have forgotten anything reception can provide it. We have stayed here a number of times and would always use it when using the Tunnel.

Another example of the reliability of Holiday Inns, plentiful parking, efficient and friendly check in. Very clean and comfortable bedroom and good variety at breakfast. Excellent value for money. Thank-you Holiday Inns

This Holiday Inn Express is very convenient for an early morning Channel Tunnel crossing and is clean and comfortable and does offer a hot English & Continental breakfast. However the evening meals in the 'restaurant' are basically expensive pub grub of poor quality/value for money. The 'Fish N Chips were especially poor with overcooked and old grey frozen fish and tasteless frozen chips. On the plus side there is a Tesco very near which sells far cheaper hot food and you can fill your car up before travelling.

Much improved hotel. Staff are very welcoming. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Just enough for one night. Restaurant food, although mostly microwaved was tasty. Breakfast was good with a wide variety. Whole milk and soya milk were available on request.

Stayed here overnight as I was attending at wedding at nearby Lympne Castle, Super convenient for the Channel Tunnel which is only a couple of minutes away. The room was what I have come to expect from this chain, small and comfortable room, well equipped and clean. My room on the third floor had a sofa and the shower cubicle in the bathroom. was excellent. I much prefer a proper shower rather the the bath with a shower over it, Usual Breakfast Buffet in the morning, which was nicely prepared, hot with enough choice. They also have meals in the evenings put I didn't sample them. There is a large car park attached to the hotel. In the reception area there as the bar and seating. Very friendly and helpful staff.

A great place to stop but now it's getting a little tired and needs a refurb in the reception and restaurant area. Staff are amazing. Best in the group. Thanks for another great stop on our way to Holland

Clean, comfortable and convenient for the tunnel. Friendly staff. They obviously accommodate pets in special rooms. Food available in the bar but we went out. Plenty of parking. Only 5 minutes to the tunnel for France. Much improved breakfast from last year.

We stayed for one night, to go on the Tunnel the following day. The welcome was genuinely warm and the staff really helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Shower gel and liquid hand soap was in bathroom, but nothing, however, the hotel will provide complimentary combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste and some other toiletries if requires, which is a really nice touch. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. We don't normally stay at budget hotels, but this was a really nice surprise and would definitely recommend.

Cheriton Parc, Cheriton High Street Folkestone England

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Elham Valley Railway Museum and Sene Valley Golf Club. This 100-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. St Leonard's Church and Sandgate Beach are also close to this Folkestone hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's bistro, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel's 100 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a business center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1275 reviews